[Samba] security = share

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 29 13:54:09 MDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 09:45:06PM +0200, Cassian Braconnier wrote:
> Hi,
> in "Using Samba" by G. Carter, J  Ts and R. Eckstein, 3rd edition, on  
> chapter 5, page 113, I ses that the security = share option is  
> "deprecated". It is said that "there is a high chance that ... will be  
> removed from Samba at some future time".
> I find that security = share is extremely useful for many small non  
> critical networks.
> Is it still the case that this option is considered "deprecated" ? and  
> if so what is supposed to replace it and to give the same functionality ?

Well you can replace security = share with the correct "map to guest"
options, so it really isn't useful in the way you think. Having said
that we haven't (yet) removed it, and I just refactored the code
that implements it, so it'll probably be around causing us trouble
for a while yet :-).


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